Special night at Solana Beach City Hall

It was a special night at Solana Beach City Hall on Dec. 10 with the city council reorganizing and a fire captain retiring.

Lesa Heebner, Joe Kellejian and Dave Roberts were sworn in for another four years on the Solana Beach City Council.

The three incumbents were not challenged in the 2008 council election, which was subsequently canceled as permitted by state law.

This was the second time Heebner and Roberts took the oath of office and the fourth for Kellejian. The council members will serve through 2012.

Passing the gavel

Next, the council appointed Mike Nichols as mayor and Tom Campbell as deputy mayor for the next year. Council members rotate through the mayor role on an annual basis.

Outgoing Mayor Dave Roberts, who served for half the year, was honored by the city council, staff and community.

“Your commitment to the city is exceptional and extraordinary,” said Mary Jane Boyd, Robert’s campaign manager.

Along with the traditional gavel, Roberts received an engraved desk plaque, a sweater and a money clip recognizing his service as mayor from the city and city council.

“I never thought I was suppose to enjoy this as much as I have the last six months,” Roberts said.

Retiring Fire Captain

That same evening, Solana Beach Fire Captain Vic Johnson was recognized for his 28 years of service to the city. Johnson recently retired from the fire department.

Fire Chief and City Manager David Ott presented him with his badge attractively set in a small glass encasement.

“I started when Jimmy Carter was president and Bruce Springsteen released ‘The River,’” Johnson, who overcame an injury that had doctors predicting he would never walk again, said. “It’s been a great ride.”

Related posts:

  1. Solana Beach City Council to receive a pay raise
  2. Green means clean to Solana Beach city committee
  3. City Council – Big work, little pay
  4. Del Mar City Hall changes operating hours
  5. SD city helicopters cleared to aid state in night firefighting

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=6950

Posted by pjpent on Dec 12, 2008. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6






  • Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe graduates from cottages to new campus building
    Horizon Prep dedicated five new grammar school classrooms on Monday, Aug. 25. Donor contributions have allowed the Rancho Santa Fe school to grow from 14 little green cottages to a school with 29 state-of-the-art classrooms and more to come. “We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of this school year,” said Dr. Bob Botsford, Horizon Prep president and […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women to present candidates forum
    The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed., members will present Republican candidates for federal, state and local races at their “Best Party in Town” event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club. The candidates have been invited to speak and meet with the voters. Cost is $25; light refreshments will be served. Please send check […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]